Crash MacDuff

Athlete, Art Director, and Photographer in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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William Eric MacDuff:

Professional cat 3 Road Cyclist/Track Cyclist, Athlete; CEO of Rampant Lion (as of Jul 2017); Art Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer. #Conservative #Bikes4Kids #Meals4Kids #Art4Vets #USNfam #RAFfam #USMCfam #GoDawgs #FitFam ♘

Thanks for visiting my page. I am usually called "Crash" since that is the nickname given to me at 7 when I first started cycling competitively. In order to earn $ to purchase bicycles & pay my racing fees & licenses, I repaired people's desktops & laptops - usually solving issues around crashed hard drives. My Mom called me Crash but most often she called me "Rick" - a variation of the name Eric - because she was a big Rick Nelson fan growing up.

I have made a name for myself and developed a reputation from cycling to art, broadcasting to journalism. I have passions, various interests & I get things done. You won't find me on Wikipedia because I shy away from fame. Once you have fame, you lose all you hold dear. Plus, Wikipedia is user-driven & flawed like IMdB. In other words, they lie like hell.

I am a proud Scot and American. I have had dual UK/US citizenship since age 12 and have lived in Scotland for most of my life (except during my college years in the US), near where my Dad's side of the family is from & has lived since the 7th century. Mom (MacLeod) was also a Scot, born of Scot parents in Wales, moved to Scotland early in life. There is no place like calling Scotland home. We killed the tyrant MacBeth!

Paternal Grandad served in RAF during WWII, Dad was USN during later part of Vietnam & 4 sisters, all retired USMC officers. As for me I serve as a reserve officer in logistics in the Scottish Regiment, currently a Captain. Combined, my sisters have 10 children. My nieces & nephews are my greatest joy as I have no children of my own. I am the ultimate uncle.

I've many friends but a few I keep close, and always happy to meet new people, go to new places, new experiences while trekking to my familiar haunts in the world.

Top 100 world cyclist, inventor of "Bolt Alert" in 2015 which alerts cyclists, hikers, outdoorsy people of the possibility & presence of lightning in the area. Patent pending.

Former major market radio news director, former nuclear health physicist, kick-ass tennis player, amateur astronomer, master gardener, master designer, a fair chef, landscape photographer, historian, blogger, journalist.

  • Education
    • University of Georgia
    • Columbia University
    • Ecole Du Louvre